Classic Taiwan

Taipei, Keelung, Yehliu, Puli, Sun Moon Lake, Alishan, Chiayi

Overview

TOUR CODE: CLATWN

Come visit the ethnic culture blended with spirituality alongside the mesmerizing views of heart-warming sceneries sowed with lush forests and serene beaches in the same place. Tamed as Asia’s best destination, travel with us to Taiwan. Our journey starts from the capital city Taipei, where you will be visiting the famous sites like Chiang Kai-shek memorial, National Palace Museum containing 620,000 priceless Chinese art treasures, fine cuisines, Lungshan Temple, Huahsi Street Night Market and the 101 building which is the second tallest building in the world. You can shop at handicraft center for the best Taiwan craftsmanship. Moving on we will visit the Chung Ching Park and Keelung Harbor. We continue the journey to finally soak in the beauty of Yehliu cape. Witnessing the cultural and artistic heaven of puli. We drive to the lofty mountains which fortify the beautiful Sun Moon Lake, with various temples like Wenwu Temple, Holy Monk Shrine and Tse-En Pagoda in its perimeter to visit. From there we will visit Alishan to cite its attractions like the enchanting sisters pond, three generation trees and finally resting at Chiayi. Finally, we will tour the South Branch of National Palace Museum to witness the biggest Asian arts and culture.

What’s Included

  • 04 nights in a Superior Room at the Palais de Chine Hotel  or similar in Taipei
  • 01 night in a Mountain view room at Fleur De Chine Hotel or similar in Sun Moon Lake
  • 01 night in a Standard Room at the Nice Prince Hotel or similar in Chiayi
  • Daily breakfast and one dinner
  • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers in Taipei
  • Sightseeing tours as specified in itinerary on share basis
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Itinerary

DAY 01

ARRIVE IN TAIPEI

As you arrive at the Taoyuan International Airport and clear your customs, you will be met by your driver in the arrival hall. From the airport you will be taken to your hotel for your stay, where you can rest well for your upcoming tour.

DAY 02

TAIPEI CITY TOUR (B/D)

In the morning, your tour will begin in the city by visiting the greatest tourist attraction, the “Chiang Kai-shek memorial hall”, which was erected in the memorial of the former president of Taiwan describing his life and work culture. The 62 acres of land is covered with landscaped gardens, pavilions and ponds that showcase the eccentricity of this place. Later, you will be visiting the National Palace Museum which houses the world’s largest collection of priceless Chinese art treasures that spans China’s nearly 5,000-year history. Most of the museum’s 620,000 art pieces were part of the Chinese imperial collection, which began over 1,000 years ago in the early Sung dynasty. When you visit the Martyr’s Shrine which is a classic Ming Dynasty architecture, you might have the opportunity to see the colorful ceremony of changing of the guards at the entrance. Shopping in Taiwan is a pleasure that you will cherish. At Handicraft Center you can get the Taiwanese craftsmanship including jewelry, art, furniture and souvenirs. In the afternoon, you can enjoy your lunch on your own and can rest well at your hotel. In the evening, you will be accompanied by our guide for a night tour of Taipei city. Firstly, you will have our dinner at the famous Din Tai Fung restaurant where you will be treated to the famous Xiao Long Bao dumplings. Post dinner, you will visit the ancient Lungshan Temple which is often crowded with worshipers. The Lungshan Temple architecture is considered as one of Taiwan’s finest examples of temple architecture. Ancient Buddhist rituals are still practiced at the Lungshan Temple. The night tour of Taipei continues to the exotic Huahsi Street Night Market where you can stroll past food stalls and street vendors in the bustling night market. Our last stop is the famed Taipei 101 Building which is the second tallest building in the world. You can ascend the observation deck for outstanding views of Taipei city (admission is an additional expense, payable direct). At night, you will be escorted back to your hotel.

DAY 03

TAIPEI/KEELUNG CITY/YEHLIU/TAIPEI (B)       

Venture to Taiwan’s North Coast, an area embraced by mountains and the Pacific Ocean stretching to the northern horizon. Our first stop is Keelung city to visit Chung Ching Park where you can enjoy seeing the huge statue of the “Goddess of Mercy” and also the beautiful panoramic view of Keelung Harbor. Continuing your journey, you will be visiting Yehliu which is a cape famed for its numerous rock formations, resembling a Queen’s head, Fairy’s Shoe and Lover’s Rock. Afterwards, you will be returning to your hotel at Taipei for a free afternoon at leisure.

DAY 04

TAIPEI/PULI-SUN MOON LAKE (B) 

Your journey starts in the morning heading to the central of Taiwan to visit Puli Town, the cultural & artistic heaven. Afterwards, you will be proceeding to the famous Sun Moon Lake, which is situated at 2,500 feet above sea level in the lofty mountains of Central Taiwan. As you reach the sun moon lake you will be visiting the famous Wen Wu Temple or Literature Warrior Temple dedicated to Confucius as Master of Pen, Kuan Ti as Master of Sword and other places including Itathao Village, Tse-En Pagoda and Holy Monk Shrine.

DAY 05

SUN MOON LAKE/ALISHAN/CHIAYI (B)

With a refreshing breakfast in the morning at the hotel, we will leave for Alishan. Alishan is famous throughout the island and renowned for its production of high mountain tea and wasabi. A leisurely stroll along the forested paths allows visitors to take in Alishan’s other attractions. The enchanting Sisters Ponds are two small pools (one with a wooden bridge and pavilion) named for two lovelorn aborigine sisters who drowned themselves there. Another attraction is the Three Generation Trees –the second tree growing out of the first tree and the third tree growing from the second tree. In the afternoon, the journey continues towards Chiayi for an overnight stay.

DAY 06

CHIAYI/SOUTH BRANCH OF NATIONAL PALACE MUSEUM/TAIPEI CITY (B)

Post-breakfast, we will tour the South Branch of National Palace Museum. The main structure of the Southern Branch Museum consists three techniques of Chinese ink wash painting, comprising the nongmo (flying white), feibai (thick dark ink) and xuanran (applying colors to drawings) which were employed to form the real mass (i.e., the artifact display areas and artifact storerooms), virtual mass (i.e., the public reception areas) and the mass connecting the real and virtual masses. These three “masses” symbolize the three diversified and long-lasting Asian civilizations of China, India and Persia that enabled the Southern Branch Museum to fulfill its purpose as an Asian Arts and Culture Museum. At the end of the tour, you will be back to the Taipei city to rest for the night at your hotel.

DAY 07

TAIPEI DEPARTURE (B)

Meet your driver at the hotel lobby for your transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Meals: B= Breakfast   L=Lunch   D=Dinner

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Pricing

Per person, based on double occupancy

    2019Land OnlySingle Supplement
    Mar 01 - Dec 18$1,099$700
    2020
    Jan 02 - Mar 22$1,099$700
    All prices are per person, double occupancy and subject to availability. This is a land only package without International airfare. Tour prices include hotel taxes and service charges. (LO021319/C10)
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